Originally Posted by mdbsat
OK, cool. Here is another question for you guys. I am currently using a viewsonic ips monitor @ 72hz that I bought 4 years ago. I want a new monitor and was going to get a Dell widescreen until I started playing Overwatch and learned it doesn't support the aspect ratio. As a casual FPS gamer who considers himself good, not great, would I see a difference if I were to get a 144Hz monitor?
If I am not an expert FPS player will this upgrade be worth it? Should I just get a 60Hz widescreen since that's what I wanted in the first place? I would like to keep my monitor purchase at $800 or less.
I am an Ultrawide person my self so I will urge you to get a 3440x1440p 144Hz-165Hz when they come out with DP 1.4, if that's out of the quest a nice budget XG270HU 399$ 1440p 144Hz should be awesome for you, not the best in image quality from the TN pack like the XL2730Z but for its price you can't really complain.
Now regarding Refresh Rate, hell yes, you can see the difference even at lower framerates because the more refresh rate a monitor have the faster the pixel fall and rise times are, which means less blur when in motion, less ghosting and artifacts (Except for overshoot but that's another thing), also with a 144Hz you can enjoy FreeSync at any FPS from 10 to 143 FPS which is an incredible boost especially for casual players who don't want 500 FPS for input lag, OH, speaking about Input Lag, it's greatly GREATLY reduced from 60Hz to 144Hz 1ms response time (Not the same as monitor Input Lag), so much that it compares to how the Tick Rate would improve from 20Hz to 160Hz
The extra resolution is awesome as well, I never buy a monitor that can't do 144Hz as I value the refresh rate much more than resolution, so I buy the highest resolution and higher refresh rate monitor available at the time, Ultrawide is as important for me as resolution, also the difference from 120Hz and 144Hz I can absolutely notice 100% of the time when playing Overwatch, this is just me though.Edited by Dargonplay - 6/16/16 at 12:33pm